The Open University is delighted to support Crime In The Spotlight at Scotland's International Crime Writing Festival, Bloody Scotland 2019.
Bloody Scotland is continuing its drive to support new authors, by letting them share a stage with the biggest names in the business. Before the Albert Halls events, emerging writers will have the chance to read from their work.
Spotlight authors have gone on to great things, not least Graeme Macrae Burnet who ‘opened’ or Ian Rankin before being shortlisted for the 2016 Man Booker Prize.
This year's selection of up-and-coming crime writers are (pictured from left to right): Judith O’Reilly, Geraldine Hogan, Jackie McLean, Gordon Kerr, Fiona Erskine, Daniel James, Noelle Holten, Anne Pettigrew, Neil Lancaster, Douglas Watt, Anna Sayburn Lane and Christine Laurenson.
They will be will be reading a snippet from their works, ahead of best-selling writers, such as Noelle Holten before OU honorary graduate Ian Rankin's event with the First Minister of Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon; Gordon Kerr before Alexander McCall Smith; Jackie McLean before Chris Brookmyre and Michael Robotham, and Fiona Erskine before Denise Mina and Louise Welsh.
For more information and to book tickets, please go to the Bloody Scotland website.
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